After the Genome A Language for Our Biotechnological Future
Biotechnological advancements during the last half-century have forced humanity to come to grips with the possibility of a post-human future. The ever-evolving opinions about how society should anticipate this biotechnological frontier demand a More...
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Biotechnological advancements during the last half-century have forced humanity to come to grips with the possibility of a post-human future. The ever-evolving opinions about how society should anticipate this biotechnological frontier demand a language that will describe our new future and discuss its ethics.After the Genomebrings together expert voices from the realms of ethics, rhetoric, religion, and science to help lead complex conversations about end-of-life care, the relationship between sin and medicine, and the protection of human rights in a post-human world.With chapters on the past and future of the science-warfare narrative, the rhetoric of care and its effect on those suffering, black rhetoric and biotechnology, planning for the end of life, regenerative medicine, and more,After the Genomeyields great insight into the human condition and moves us forward toward a genuinely humane approach to who we are and who we are becoming.
Nancy M. P. King , JD, is Professor, Social Sciences and Health Policy and Internal Medicine, School of Medicine and Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and Co-Director of the Center for Bioethics, Health, and Society and the Master of Arts in Bioethics Program at Wake Forest University. Her scholarship addresses a range of bioethics issues, including: informed consent in health care and research; medical decisions at the beginning and end of life; the development and use of experimental technologies; preclinical and animal research; international and cross-cultural questions in human subjects research; benefit and uncertainty in human subjects research; and ethical issues in large-scale genetic research and biobanking, gene transfer research, and regenerative medicine. She is co-editor of The Social Medicine Reader (2nd ed., Duke University Press, 2005) and Beyond Regulations: Ethics in Human Subjects Research (UNC Press 1999). She has served on hospital ethics committees, IRBs, and DSMBs, and has taught research ethics in national and international settings. Professor King was a member of the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee of NIH from 1998-2002. Michael J. Hyde (Ph.D., Purdue University) is The University Distinguished Professor of Communication Ethics, Department of Communication, Wake Forest University and holds a joint appointment in the Program in Bioethics, Health, and Society, School of Medicine, Wake Forest University. He is the author of numerous articles and critical reviews appearing in various scholarly journals and texts and has published six books including: The Call of Conscience: Heidegger and Levinas, Rhetoric and the Euthanasia Debate (Univ. of South Carolina Press, awarded the National Communication Associationï¿½s [NCAï¿½s] 2001 Diamond Anniversary Book Award and the Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award for Outstanding Research in Public Address), The Life-Giving Gift of Acknowledgment (Purdue Univ. Press), and Perfection: Coming to Terms with Being Human (Baylor University Press, awarded The Best Book Award, NCA, Communication Ethics Division, 2010). He is a Fellow of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
|Editors' Introduction: A Language for Our Biotechnological Future: Rhetoric, Religion, Science, and Ethics|
|Faith in Science: Professional and Public Discourse on Regenerative Medicine|
|From Arrowsmith to Atwood: How Did We Come to Disrespect Science?|
|The "Warfare" of Science and Religion and Science's Ethical Profile|
|Is There a Human Nature? An Argument against Modern Excarnation|
|Crossing Frontiers of Science: Trespassing into a Godless Space or Fulfilling Our Manifest Destiny?|
|The Angels and Devils of Representing Prozac|
|"Leave Your Medicine Outside": Bioethics, Spirituality, and the Rhetoric of Appalachian Serpent Handlers|
|Biovaluable Stories and a Narrative Ethics of Reconfigurable Bodies|
|Blacks and the Language of Their Biotechnological Future|
|Bioethics, Economism, and the Rhetoric of Technological Innovation|
|Technologies of the Self at the End of Life: Pastoral Power and the Rhetoric of Advance Care Planning|
|Suffering and the Rhetoric of Care|